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Livestock Tampering laws help maintain responsible food production at fairs, By Dr. Tony Forshey, State Veterinarian, Ohio Department of Agriculture - Summer marks the beginning of fair season – a time when thousands of 4-H youth all across the state showcase the animal projects they have spent so much time perfecting. As these hard working kids gear up to show their animals, I  want to encourage all exhibitors to be aware of livestock... read more.
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Senate President Keith Faber… The Key to Growth: Ohio is Working!
At the height of the Great Recession, Ohio’s economy was in critical condition, barely clinging to life after the devastating loss of 350,000 private sector jobs. Under the leadership of our previous governor’s administration, we consistently earned bottom ten national rankings for our business climate. The tired old tax-and-spend strategy couldn’t stop the... read more.
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State Representative Jim Buchy… Conformity is not the Answer for Gay Marriage in Ohio
The United States Supreme Court made a landmark decision this past year to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. This ruling has led some leaders to introduce reactionary legislation that will either open Ohio’s doors to gay marriage or result in a tangled legal mess for Ohio’s taxpayers. I plan to maintain my position in opposition to forcing anyone to... read more.
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Memorial Day, Every Day? By Bob Robinson
“If you didn’t have to be here, would you still come?” I’ve asked that question now for the past four years. One young lady – a Wavette, she was a freshman then – wasn’t sure and I teased her about it. This year, a graduating senior, she was sure… “Yes!” she said, without hesitation. This year, in a leadership role, I had her ask her fellow Wavettes... read more.
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Broke Wife, Big City… Read this. Or not. I don’t really care. By Aprill Brandon
As I sit here with my laptop, a million years pregnant, looking like Violet Beauregarde from Willie Wonka (only rounder and more obnoxious), I can’t help but wonder “what the hell am I doing?” Not meaning the pregnancy, of course. It’s much too late for that regret. She’s big enough to qualify for social security at this point. No, I mean this is likely my last post for awhile. One... read more.
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Scleroderma Awareness Month
Demeshia Trice is a survivor. Over the course of fifteen years, she's undergone four partial finger amputations. She has ulcers covering her whole body. She requires a caretaker to help her eat, bathe and perform routine daily tasks. Demeshia is living with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that devastates the lives of over 300,000 people around the nation. In... read more.
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Brexit, By Kate Burch
An aspect of Britain's vote to exit the EU that has been little noted is its affirmation of national identity. For decades, entertainers and other utopians have been clamoring for a world without borders.  We are supposed to think that America is only exceptional in the same way that “the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek... read more.
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An Edison student Narrative… The Good Old Days, By Cierra Kaufhold
Why can’t the world be like it once was? A world without hate, without “The walk away Joes,“ and ”Run around Sues”… A world where families meant something, love was forever, opening the front door to a stranger was okay, prices were low, people could be trusted, everyone was kind and understanding, people would offer a helping hand, people weren’t afraid to talk or leave their home... read more.
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Ignorance, By Truman Bashore
According to the website Online Etymology Dictionary (Harper, Douglas, 2001-2016) the origin of the word ignorance is “lacking wisdom or knowledge; unaware; not known of, pay no attention to, knowing nothing of good manners”.  In today’s political arena ignorance can be found in the argument for expanding oil drilling, the denial of climate change, and... read more.
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Broke Wife, Big City… The narrow view of fatherhood, By Aprill Brandon
One of the first things you learn as a new mom, besides how to dodge jets of baby urine like Neo in “The Matrix,” is how much society hates you. Oof, and man, do they hate you. And me. And anyone whose uterus used to have an occupant. It doesn’t matter if we work or stay at home, breast or bottle feed, wear yoga pants or fancy tailored lady trousers with actual working buttons... read more.
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… Summer Break Shouldn’t Mean Going Hungry
For children across Ohio, summer break is beginning, and for many families that means vacations and summer camps and barbeques. But for too many, it also means stress over how to care for children while parents work, or how to feed children nutritious meals without the school lunches they count on throughout the rest of the year. Hundreds of thousands of Ohio students rely on the school... read more.
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Versailles Poultry Days… 2016 Poultry Days Parade a Hoot… As Always, By Bob Robinson
It’s a weird feeling not being involved in “journalism” any longer… weird but in a way, comforting. I can do what I enjoy without having to worry about reporting on it… under deadline, no less. That’s assuming I have the time. I’ve had to replace a lot of events I really enjoyed because of my educational pursuits. There simply isn’t enough... read more.
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State Senator Beagle… Celebrating Father's Day With Compassion and Connectivity
I recently attended my daughter’s graduation at Miami University, and while I was filled with pride celebrating her accomplishments, I could not help but to think about how fast these years have passed. As our children grow, these important moments seem to fly by one after the next. On that day I began to reflect on the joyous occasion of my first-born's... read more.
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Not So Fast, Mr. Ryan, By Kate Burch
House Speaker Paul Ryan has condemned, and even threatened to sue, Donald Trump over Mr. Trump’s promise to impose a temporary ban on Muslim immigration.  Mr. Ryan, and others on both sides of politics, have claimed that such a ban would be unconstitutional and in violation of our values and traditions as Americans. In truth, there... read more.
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State Representative Buchy… HB 301--Health Savings Accounts for State Employees
Currently, the Ohio House of Representatives is considering House Bill 301.  This legislation, sponsored by Representative Michael Henne and local Representative Stephen Huffman, would create an option for state employees to choose a Health Savings Account in lieu of a standard deductible health care plan. Under this option the individual chooses a high... read more.
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Answering Life’s Biggest Questions… Potty Training Purgatory, By Abigail Fischer and Katie DeLand
Dear A+K: I am currently in the thick of potty training my toddler, and I find myself divided.  On one hand, I am SO DONE with diapers and the stench that comes with them, but on the other, I am tired of slipping in pee and running the washer 24/7. Please discuss and help me rediscover the joys in this milestone! Sincerely, Fecal Fairy. Dear Fairy: Potty training is no joke, and we are here... read more.
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Mr. History and his Hog, By Susan Olling
Last year, I wrote about one of the toys on Mr. History’s wish list: a top-of-line Harley.  Mind you, he’s mentioned this particular item for twenty years.  I had apparently taken leave of my senses or my evil twin was in our house last spring when I told him if he wanted a Harley to get one. He bought a helmet and gloves and took the riding class last fall... read more.
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… We Must All Stand Together After Orlando
Yesterday, Ohioans woke up to tragic news about the shooting at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub. Connie and I send our deepest sympathies to the families, friends, and communities of all those lost. We are grateful to the first responders whose bravery saved lives, and we continue to keep the law enforcement who are investigating and the medical personnel... read more.
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Broke Wife, Big City… 35 things I’ve learned in 35 years, By Aprill Brandon
When you’re nine months pregnant and busy chasing a sugar-addicted toddler around, certain things are bound to fall through the cracks. The family’s collective hygiene, for one (she types as she tries to remember how many days in a row her son has worn those Spiderman pajamas). Basic human decency, for another (she types while cringing as she remembers yelling “stop playing... read more.
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Answering Life’s Biggest Questions… It’s a trainwreck but do it anyway… and have fun! By Abigail Fischer and Katie DeLand -- Dear A+K: My daughter always wants to help out in the kitchen, but I find it so exhausting.  The mess just isn't worth it to me, which I know is missing the point.  Are there tips for a better cooking experience? Thanks-Burned Out in the Kitchen. Dear Burned Out: "Cooking with Kids" should actually be the title for a therapy group in community centers across the globe... read more.
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Buchy… Senate Bill 3—Avoiding the Crux of New Unfunded Mandates
Currently, the Ohio House of Representatives is considering Senate Bill 3.  This was introduced by Senators Faber and Hite to reduce bureaucracy, focus on locally driven teacher improvements, and reduce state testing. The purpose of this bill is to reduce state mandates on high performing schools. Western Ohio is home to many high performing schools that... read more.
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Commissioner’s Corner… Preliminary Budgets for 2017… hold the line
May has been a very busy month in the Commissioner’s office, as it has been around the County. Farmers have worked feverishly to get their plowing and planting done. It hasn’t been easy with the rain earlier in the month, but now as this is written, we could use a good shower to help those crops grow. May is always a time of renewal, and this... read more.
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State Representative Jim Buchy… Say No to HSUS, Defend Agriculture—Eat Traditional
In western Ohio, agriculture and the products we produce provide for the fine families we rear and the lives we live.  The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is trying to take our farming practices back decades and the eventual impact their efforts have on our bottom line could negatively impact our way of life.  I will continue to stand up against HSUS’ attempts to destroy our livelihoods... read more.
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Anomie v.2, By Kate Burch
Pioneering French sociologist Emile Durkheim used the word, “anomie” in his 1897 book, “Suicide” to describe a situation in which the society’s standards and values are rapidly changing, causing people to feel confused, alienated, and purposeless.  He further wrote that significant changes in the economic fortunes of a society and especially a situation in which people are unable... read more.
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